USDA to Spend $3 Million to Save Honeybees
By Christina Sarich
Finally the USDA will do something right for a change. Just this week, the U.S. Department of Agriculture pronounced it would spend $3 million to help the nations honeybees in the Upper Midwest as an act to reverse the damage to bees and colony collapse disorder – linked largely to he abundant use of neonicotinoids and glyphosate.
Honeybees pollinate an estimated $15 billion in crops every year. Many beekeepers bring their hives to the MidWest during the summer so that they can gather nectar and pollen for food, and then truck them to California to pollinate diverse crops from kiwi to rambutan, apples, alfala and pomegranates. Continue reading